Yesterday, I was looking for a “high-five” picture on a stock photo site I frequent, for our business. After several moments of frustration, Tom suggested I take my own.
I went from searching for and taking a photo, down the “high-five” rabbit hole. I started researching the psychology of the “high-five” and the science that supports their use with kids, in business, on sports team, even with your spouse.
There’s even a national “high-five” day. Who knew???
One psychology professor documented all the fist bumps and “high-fives” for an entire season for each NBA team in 2015. It’s probably not surprising to you what his research found.
The teams who did the most “high-fives”, were successful. However, the team that experienced THE MOST SUCCESS, was the team that not only “high-fived” when they won the game, but also “high-fived” even when they missed the shot.
I wonder what would happen if we all started to hand out more “high-fives?” This gives a whole new meaning to “reach out and touch someone,” doesn’t it???
When was the last time someone gave you a high-five?
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